Society of Interventional Radiology selects 34 Fellows

March 19, 2018 | By - | Filed in: Press Releases.

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted 34 new Fellows during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 17–22 in Los Angeles. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, is bestowed to those who have demonstrated excellence in interventional radiology by virtue of research and published works, teaching, and leadership within the field, along with contributions and involvement within the society.   

“SIR Fellows are the global leaders in interventional radiology, having demonstrated a level of dedication to the specialty through their patient care, their scientific research and their leadership within the society and their practices,” said SIR 2017–2018 President Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist, and professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis. “Their work and their mentorship of future interventional radiologists keeps our specialty on the cutting edge of modern medicine.”

The newly inducted SIR Fellows are:

Gloria L. Hwang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center
David S. Wang, M.D., FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center
Edward W. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Justin P. McWilliams, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
John M. Moriarty, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Siddharth A. Padia, M.D., FSIR, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Geogy Vatakencherry, M.D., FSIR, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles

Paul J. Rochon, M.D., FSIR, University of Colorado, Aurora

George Kimbiris, M.D., FSIR, Christiana Hospitals, Newark

District of Columbia
Emil I. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Georgetown University Hospital

Ripal T. Gandhi, M.D., FSIR, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
J. Mark McKinney, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

Steven J. Citron, M.D., FSIR, Piedmont Henry Hospitals, Atlanta
Gail L. Peters, M.D., FSIR, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

Ramona Gupta, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Joshua D. Dowell, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis

Derek Mittleider, M.D., FSIR, Maine Medical Center, Portland

Jeffery J. Critchfield, M.D., FSIR, Detroit Medical Center

New York
Rahul S. Patel, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Bradley B. Pua, M.D., FSIR, New York Presbyterian, New York
Mark A. Westcott, M.D., FSIR, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

North Carolina
Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, M.D., MPH, FSIR, Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Jon C. Davidson, M.D., FSIR, University Hospitals Cleveland

Khashayar Farsad, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

Gary S. Cohen, M.D., FSIR, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia

Hasmukh J. Prajapati, M.D., MBBS, FSIR, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Rony Avritscher, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Mariano E. Gimenez, M.D., FSIR, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Gilles P. Soulez, M.D., FSIR, Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal
David A. Valenti, M.D., FSIR, McGill University, Montreal

Tiago A. Bilhim, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon

Uei Pua, M.D., FSIR, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

United Kingdom
Miltiadis Krokidis, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, Cambridge University Hospitals

About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,500 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. Visit

The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting March 17–22, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Visit

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